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Filed Under:Australia / Sydney
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Archived Since:August 30, 2011

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Korean fried chicken at Seoul Orizin, Haymarket

Korean fried chicken isn't just fuel. It's an entire sensory experience. Show me someone whose eyes don't light up at the sight of that golden batter, rippled with scales that promise an earth-shattering crunch. Forget about cutlery....Show More Summary

Brewery Yard Markets at Central Park, Chippendale

Markets are never a good match for night owls. Weekend sleep-ins usually win in my household. But a 10am market start is doable in my books, especially if the promise of donuts is involved. That's how I ended up at the new Brewery Yard...Show More Summary

Li-Sun Exotic Mushroom tour in the old Mittagong railway tunnel

The Mittagong railway mushroom tunnel is unlike anything you've ever seen. Cool, damp and eerily quiet, the long disused train tunnel has been used to grow mushrooms since the 1950s. The tunnel itself stretches for 650 metres, its curved archway soaring way above our heads. Show More Summary

Gold Coast Eats: MOS Burger, Miami Marketta Street Food Market and donuts from Blackboard Coffee and Paddock Bakery

There's one way to explore a city, and that's to track down its finest donuts. What greater reward is there than sinking your teeth into a soft and pillowy donut, a ring of sugar sticking relentlessly to your lips. It's how we endedShow More Summary

Ken's Sushi Bar Dining, Bexley North

Japanese food is famously expensive, right? Not at this suburban hideaway. Bexley North locals have known about Ken’s for years. Dinner is almost impossible to get into unless you have a booking at this humble 36-seater. Lunchtimes are just as chaotic. Show More Summary

Kiyomi by Chase Kojima at Jupiters Hotel and Casino, Gold Coast

What's a kiyomi? It's a small Japanese citrus fruit that has been cross-bred from a tangerine and an orange. Kiyomi is also the name of Chase Kojima's newest restaurant, opening late last year at Jupiters on the Gold Coast. The executive chef of Sokyo doesn't just have a thing for casinos. Show More Summary

Boon Cafe at Jarern Chai Asian Grocer, Sydney

Let's face it. Jarern Chai is unlike any Asian grocery Sydney has seen. Plate glass windows. Subway tiles. Chic typography. It looks more like the layout of a modern Italian provedore. Say hello to the newest business venture by the folk behind Chai Thai, a chic place to pick up Thai groceries and elusive herbs, chillies and tropical fruits. Show More Summary

Me Oi, Strathfield

Me Oi. It means "hey Mum" in Vietnamese, most often used in an affectionate plea by kids to their mother. That's the promise behind Me Oi, a place where you'll be fed good food cooked with love. When the pho comes out, you know that Mum means serious business. Show More Summary

Bernie's Diner, Moss Vale

There's a lovely story behind Bernie's Diner, one that isn't immediately obvious as you scarf down burgers and fries in this 1950s themed American diner. Bernie's Diner pops up out of nowhere, in the small town of Moss Vale in the Southern Highlands, population 7,792. Show More Summary

Top 10 Sydney Cheap Eats for Tourists

It's easy to be distracted by the spectacle of the Sydney Opera House, the Harbour Bridge and the golden sands of Bondi Beach, but we all know that the lifeblood of any city is in its food. But how do you eat the best of Sydney on a whirlwind schedule? I first compiled this resource in 2009, but a lot can happen in six years in the restaurant world. Show More Summary

Biota Dining, Bowral

A kangaroo skin is the last thing you'd expect to find keeping your bread roll warm, but Biota Dining isn't like most other restaurants. The majority of the produce on the menu is grown in their own kitchen garden or sourced from local suppliers around Bowral. Show More Summary

Danjee, Sydney

I bet you've walked past Danjee hundred of times and never even known it. Just like it's sister restaurant Madang, Danjee is hidden down an alleyway off a busy pedestrian thoroughfare in the city. You know that narrow alley between George...Show More Summary

The Searzall blowtorch and a recipe for kuih bahulu

Fire + food. It's guaranteed to draw a crowd. We flock into Pig Flyin's kitchen when we hear our lunch is on fire. This isn't an ordinary blowtorch. Pig Flyin' is using his latest toy, a Searzall. It looks more like a souped up flame thrower. Show More Summary

Hawker Malaysian Street Food, Sydney

It's big. It's bright. It's Hawker. Behind it is Mamak, the Chinatown success story that spawned outlets in both Chatswood and Melbourne with the same signature queues night after night. Now Mamak has opened Hawker, taking up residence where Kofoo Korean Food used to be near the corner of Liverpool and Sussex. Show More Summary

Vic's Meat Market at the Sydney Fish Market, Pyrmont

Meat. It's the one thing that's been missing from the Sydney Fish Market. Until now. The new Vic's Meat Market set-up is all set for carnivores, combining butchery and American smokehouse in a one-stop-shop. It's the latest venture by...Show More Summary

2014: The Year I Ate Everything

It's not until you look back on a year's worth of posts, that you realise exactly how well you've eaten. 2014 was a pretty massive year for Grab Your Fork. It was the year I celebrated ten years of blogging - crazy, I know! - and where...Show More Summary

Stomachs Eleven Christmas dinner 2014

"Omigod what is that?" It's hard to miss the giant pastry centrepiece on the dining room table when we arrive at the home of Mr and Mrs Pig Flyin'.  Pressed into the top are pastry decorations of Christmas trees with tinsel and doves mid-flight. Show More Summary

Brewtown Newtown

Move over cronuts. The cruffin is in town. Cruffin? That's a croissant crossed with a muffin, the latest baking hybrid to hit the counter at Brewtown, Newtown. Kees van der Westen espresso machine Since opening a year ago, Brewtown Newtown has cemented itself as a local favourite. Show More Summary

Mister Gee Burger Truck, Burwood and Knafeh, North Strathfield

There's a new wave of food trucks trundling around Sydney and I'm excited. And hungry. This next generation are focussed on doing one or two things only. And doing them well. Sydneysiders can't get enough of them. Take Mister Gee Burger Truck. Show More Summary

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